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Playa Avellanas Beach House (Close to the Beach) AC, WiFi, TVs

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Playa Avellanas Beach House (Close to the Beach) AC, WiFi, TVs

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Location, Location, Location. You only live once. Short walk & conveniently located to the world famous Playa Avellanas beach.

Newly upgraded 3 Master bedroom, 3 Master bathroom, hot water, full kitchen, giant dining table, sofa futon, ceiling fans & ice cold AC throughout.

3 different 32" flat screens with Apple TV & Netflix, full of gorgeous local antiques & artwork, 5 extra large hammocks, BBQ, extra large patios & beautiful gardens.

2 separate high speed internet lines, with WiFi & range extenders throughout, maid & laundry service. Very quiet, safe & secure on over 1/2 acre privately gated.

Short walk to local restaurants, bars & grocery store. Private shuttle transfers from Liberia (LIR), taxis, tours, chauffeur, all easily arranged.

Incredible relaxing, swimming, surfing, golfing, fishing & beach combing year round.

Gorgeous beaches, estuary mangroves, & dry tropical forest with tons of wildlife, including howler monkeys, sea turtles, parrots & so much more.

We also have two very beautiful and loving kitty cats who live on the property.

USA 949-903-5875 (call or text anytime)

Though we do not accept cancellations, in the event you need to, simply let us know as far enough in advance as possible, so that we may try to re-rent & credit your dates, or reimburse you.

Keywords: avellana, avellanas, avelana, avelanas, playa avellanas, playa avelanas, hacienda pinilla, hacienda pinila, tamarindo, playa tamarindo, playa negra, negra, lagartillo, guanacaste, jw marriot, jwmarriott, marriott, costarica, costa rica

More Details

Ben Geren
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish, Google Translate
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Ben Geren

Our family is from Southern California & spend much of our time vacationing here in Costa Rica. We also have a very friendly staff, who are like family to us, & will make sure you have everything you need for a wonderful vacation.

Ben Geren purchased this house in 2006

Why Ben Geren chose Tamarindo

We picked this location for our Costa Rica beach house, because it is really one the most beautiful beaches we have ever seen, with amazing surf & activities centered around the ocean. We are excited to share this place with you.

What makes this house unique

Nature, Serenity, Peace, and Relaxation...

Relaxing, Surfing, Golfing, Beach Combing, & Sunsets......

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very great place to spend a vacation! Nice living atmosphere and excellent surf out front!
Nov 2010
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Tamarindo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7 ...
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Rear Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , gorgeously appointed bathrooms with imported blue green rock
    Middle Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , gorgeously appointed bathrooms with imported blue green rock
    Family Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , made with Spanish tile, and white rock cascading water sink
  • rear & front master bathrooms made with exquisite blue-green rock imported from Guatemala, with dual shower-heads & all the top of the line fixtures, as well as charming Family Master bathroom with inlaid white rock & Spanish tiles.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Rear Master Bedroom with California King Sized Bed - 2 king , 32" Flatscreen TV, AC, WiFi, Bathroom, Walk In Closet
    Middle Master Bedroom with California King Sized Bed - 2 king , 32" Flatscreen TV, AC, WiFi, Bathroom & Walk In Closet
    Front Master Family Room - 2 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 32" Flatscreen TV, AC, WiFi, Bathroom, Dining Table, Sofa
  • 3 Very Gorgeous Bedroom Suites to choose from. All with private bathrooms, AC, FlatScreen TVs & WiFi.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
excellent place for those who are just looking to relax & get away from it all. (with everything needed for those who work from home)


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Playa Avellanas Beach House (Close to the Beach) AC, WiFi, TVs
average rating of 4.4264708 based on 69 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I went on this solo adventure to Costa Rica to : 1) Learn to surf 2) Horseback ride on the beach 3) Soak in the sun 4) Eat great food 5) Read & relax and soak up more sun!

1) Surfing: Ben the owner of this terrific home is an excellent surf instructor. He is patient, kind and very informative. Ben taught me the basics with an emphasis on safety and reading the ocean. There is no "hour" lesson, Ben takes whatever time that you need for your lesson and I can vouch that he will work with you until you can barley move your arms or legs!!! It's about whatever you want from your lesson . His positive attitude and encouragement was refreshing and I can't wait to surf again.

2) Beb arranged for my horseback riding excursion. The wrangler he chose was on time, pleasant and once again "it was all about me", where I wanted to go, stopping for pictures, breaks, and letting me race down the beach. I couldn't stop smiling the entire ride! I invited Glenna, the caretaker, to join me. She helped me translate and added to my fun adventure with her kindness and friendship.

3) Soaking up the sun: The house is located a short walk to the beach. It is a very enjoyable walk, lots of monkeys, parrots and a very cool boardwalk thru the mangrove trees. I spent hours at the beach, running, walking and taking in the beautiful warm Pacific Ocean.

4) Great Food: Any direction you chose to walk there is an wonderful restaurant to dine in. Breakfast at Cabinas Los Olas turned into a almost daily ritual after my morning walk, Lola's for amazing ceviche and the best view! The Burrito Box is fresh and very good, Mauna Loa if you are craving killer tiramisu! All within a 5 minute walk..... Mauna Loa also has a very fun gift shop!

5) Rest and RELAX! : Ben and Glenna's priority is your happiness. They were perfect. Attentive while giving me my space to read, relax and soak in this beautiful country. Ben is avid about security and I was very comfortable being solo. He arranged for a private shuttle for me due to my late arrival and very early departure. Tamarindo Shuttle was on time, efficient and the drivers, pleasant . The vehicles were in excellent condition and comfortable. Due to Ben's attentiveness and concern I was able to completely enjoy myself. He is a long time resident of CR and willingly shared his knowledge. I had 6 hammocks to chose from to enjoy my books or a siesta. I CANNOT WAIT TO RETURN!!

The home is very comfortable. Every room has a

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house for the area. Great beach.

  • 4 of 5

This is a good house for the area. It is about 300 meters from one of the most beautiful and surfable beaches in Costa Rica. 3 bedrooms with a/c, 3 bathrooms - weak water pressure - simple kitchen, no dishwasher or disposal. Not a luxury home by American standards but very comfortable. Come with realistic expectations, be chill, enjoy the peacefulness and wildlife and you'll have a good time. Benny and the people that manage his property are super cool and attentive. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A nice place to get away in Guancaste

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay here! Playa Avellanas is a more rural area when compared to nearby Tamarindo and I would recommend this rental most to people traveling with a car. As for the actual house I think it is great place given the location and amenities. It only took me 10 minutes to walk to the beach (you have to go through Cabinas las Olas next door but they are cool with it.) The house had all the amenities I was looking for, AC,WiFi, and appliances to cook meals. The bathrooms were even upgraded with nice stone which was a plus! I would highly recommend this rental to a small group traveling through Guanacaste by car.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had the best vacation of our lives!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough nice things. The beach was so wonderful. The nature surrounding the property was incredible. We really loved all the antiques and art.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough nice things. We had such an excellent vacation here. Can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fradulant/Deceptive Advertising - Not a Beach House

  • 1 of 5

“Playa Avellanas Beach House(PABH)- Hear the Crashing Waves”, is NOT a beach house. There is no beach close to the property. “Hear the Crashing Waves” just vehicles on the road next to the gate. The beautiful pictures depicted on the web site, apparently taken from a tourism brochure. Other than the few pictures of the house, the others have nothing to do with the owners property. Each picture on the Web Page is headed PABH, which makes you believe you are really renting a Beach House. The pictures of the house and the description of the embellished amenities are very deceptive and untrue. The MOST DECEPTIVE QUOTE is: “Location, Location, Location. Short Walk to the Beach Out Front”. There is NO beach out front, the beach is miles away, only accessed thru another resort’s property! Porch view 180: block stacks/foundations, 3 old metal/tarp sheds w/old suv, friges, blocks…

In mid-Dec thru mid-Jan 4 families (18 people) stayed at the owner's property. We were duped- all thought we had renting an upgraded house on the beach. The property is an insect infested, electrical degraded (melted socket outlet, electrical box w/ no cover and wires exposed …), run-down dump. The 9 member family had been moved from our unit, the day we arrived, to a small marginally inhabitable 2 BR unit. All 9 individuals had 100’s of bites on their legs and bodies. Apparently, their communications with the owner were not satisfactory, and they left 3 days early and paid additional for lodging elsewhere. Upon arrival, the family of 5 tried to get their money back, but were refused. When my son and daughter-in law arrived, they were 1st met with ants crawling on their privates from the toilet. Next, we encountered 1000s of ants crawling out of the shower piping in another bath. Final straw was the 5th scorpion. The next day I rented 6 nights for the kids and 4 nights for us in other hotels ($2000+additional cost).

The property mgr, really took care of us. He ordered a water delivery when we did not have water for 24 hrs. He took us to the store, pointed out many sites and restaurants in the area, and took us back to the airport. Great person!

VRBO reviewer: view all neg. reviews, if I had, I would have not rented it. BEWARE-SCAM

Stay anywhere but this property. Costa Rica & it’s people are wonderful. We found the experience, as a whole, very positive.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Everybody loves us. These people had a wonderful time. We have averaged 5 star reviews for this and 3 other rentals for 7 years now, and with hundreds of clients. I find that these 1 in 100 people that scream the loudest, are often the ones trying to defraud in attempts to get free vacations. If you are one of the people, please don't rent here. If you want to come and have the best Beach House experience in Playa Avellanas for the money, than look no further. Beaches, jungle, good people, and good vibrations. Paradise and with the best location.
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Liberia (LIR) 1 hour 30 minute AC Shuttle Ride
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Cabinas Las Olas
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Hacienda Pinilla
Nearest Motorway
Coastal Road (out front)
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Cabinas Las Olas
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Playa Avellanas (out front)
Car: not necessary

sunbathing, atv tours, zip-line canopy tours, surf lessons, golf lessons, volcano expeditions, turtle tours, river rafting





Additional information about rental rates

Though we do not accept cancellations, in the event you need to, simply let us know as far enough in advance as possible, so that we may try to re-rent & credit your dates, or reimburse you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund